Gift Guide: The Great Outdoors

From Actual Source Books—a publisher, bookstore, brand and collective design studio based in Provo, Utah—comes a forest green cap with the brand’s name embroidered in fluorescent thread. Made in the USA, it’s one-size-fits-most, and can be adjusted thanks to a marine-grade bungee strap at the back.

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Safe, functional and adorably designed, the coral-hued Heart Swim Vest for kids features an adjustable safety strap, a front zip and velcro tab for additional security. Its durable neoprene improves buoyancy and warmth. Not only practical, the vest features a polka-dot design and a 3D heart on the back. Available in sizes small, medium and large, this vest is intended for kids aged from one to …

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British-born, NYC-based art director and graphic designer Peter Miles turns grocery store weekly circular ads into bold, vibrant beach towels denoting produce and pantry items, from cherries to steak, ketchup, Cool Whip and more. The jacquard towel is composed of 96% cotton, and the bright colors encompass Miles’ bold, playful style.

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Australian cycling brand MAAP collaborates with fellow Melbourne-based label Perks and Mini (aka PAM) for a collection of bold apparel and accessories. The thermal long-sleeve jersey (available in men’s and women’s sizes) has been made from thermo-regulating, moisture-wicking fabric, ensuring comfort and warmth. With three back pockets and a YKK Vision Ziplock, it’s a functional and practical garment that’s covered in PAM’s signature graphics and …

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From artist and skateboarder Jeffrey Cheung—who runs There Skateboards, an offshoot of  the SF-based collective Unity which represents and supports queer skaters—this “Colors” deck features his signature figurative art. Available in two sizes (8.25 or 8.5 inches), this skateboard has been made and designed with all types of skaters in mind.

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In vibrant, floral jacquard, YUME YUME’s Tyre Slides feature the Amsterdam-based brand’s signature sole shape with a new upper design inspired by folded bicycle tires. The unique silhouette, coupled with bright blue and orange, makes for a stunning pair of stylish slides. Price is in Euros.

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Coaster Inflatable Kayak

$600

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California-based gear brand Retrospec is dedicated to making the outdoors more appealing to everyone, and their puncture-proof Coaster inflatable kayaks do exactly that. With a compact and portable design, the Coaster makes getting into and out of the water easier. It features paddles, a dual-action pump, removable fins, a carry bag, rear and front bungees to store extra gear and space for pets. The Coaster …

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Merging sneakers with roller skates, Bottega Veneta’s QUILT puts a luxury, elevated spin on both. Available in cobalt blue, vibrant grass green or beige, the skates feature a 100% lambskin leather roller upper and an interior composed of comfortable terry cloth. Made in Italy, this opulent item has a decidedly retro look. Price is in Euros.

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New York Cursive Embroidered Snapback Hat

$40

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NYC-centric vintage dealer Fantasy Explosion teamed up with Bloomingdales on a capsule collection of retro-tinged baseball caps that celebrate the city. The New York Cursive Embroidered Snapback has been crafted from a cotton/polyester blend and features an adjustable closure. Available in black or white, it’s one of five caps in the collection.

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The sixth of KITH and Columbia’s collaborations has just launched, and our pick from the highly sought-after collection—known as EEA aka Element Exploration Agency—are the fleece shorts. Available in two colorways (red hibiscus or cyber purple), they’re enzyme stonewashed and crafted 450 GSM cotton fleece. The drawstring closure and loose fit means they’re fit for all kinds of summer adventures.

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Made in Turkey from 100% organic cotton, these soft and cozy candy striped towels from Australian brand Hommey are made to elevate your bathroom or beachside style. Available in eight different colorways (from the resort vibes of baby blue and white, to bright pink and yellow hues) there’s a combination to suit everybody. Price is in AUD.

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SL:HSV Trail Shoes

$375

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Designed in collaboration with Speedland athlete and record-breaking elite runner Liz Canty, these SL:HSV trail sneakers are built for performance. The precise fit offered by the proprietary PerformFit Wrap by BOA Li2 System makes trail running safer and more comfortable. BOA laces stay snugly in place and don’t leave dangling loose ends. Altogether, the sneakers are light but sturdy, supportive and responsive. Speedland’s co-founders, Dave …

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